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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 25, 2010 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Zodiacs

It's actually not too surprising Jerry was influenced by artists like that - I mean if you're growing up in the late '50s/early '60s and you're interested in r&b, or looking for some r&b hits to cover, those were some of the guys you'd be soaking up...

Anyway, I made some corrections to the post on my site:

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 25, 2010 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Zodiacs

Thanks for the info LiA. I love reading the history. I remember where the audiences for a lot of these dudes were 90% white. By the 60's, the black audiences had pretty much decided that the blues and r&B were not good for the image and had bailed. If it wasn't for all those English kids and hippies, a lot of those performers would have died broke and hungry instead of secure and respected. Heck, I remember being infatuated with 'Born Under a Bad Sign' by the Cream (hey WT!) and was flummoxed later on to realize I was listening to Albert King. And that led onto another path.